Monday, June 30, 2008

Today's Nota -let's play a game-

roeroica hosts an amazing game on Nota!

If you have a Nota account, let's join this board and complete it!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Weekly Update: Invitations, Profile Pictures, and Wikipedia

Hello Everyone,

Before we share the latest info about Notaland with you we want to say thank you for using our service, providing wonderful feedback, and recommending us to your friends!

This week's new releases are the addition of a profile picture feature, and wikipedia content search from the sidebar. 

Go ahead and surf over to your settings page and you will see a browse button where you can upload a profile picture to appear on your MyNota page.

You can now also search for and drag wikipedia content from the sidebar of the Nota Mixer to enrich your creations.

And now,  here is your Tip of the Week:

With the frame button at the top of the mixer you can add or remove the white border and cut your photos into different shapes with one click! 

Please feel free to give us any and all feedback or comments you may have so we can accomodate your wants and needs as best as possible.


The Nota Community Guy

Thursday, June 19, 2008

New: Rating System and Related Nota View

Hello Everyone!

We have released two new features from our international development team this week.

You are now able to rate Nota from Awesome (5) to Keep Trying (1).  You can also see thumbnails of related Nota in the viewing sidebar to explore other Nota you might be interested in.

Rating works on a one through five system where all of the ratings given will be used to create an average. The Nota with the highest average rating will join the new "Top Rated" gallery descending and in this way you decide which Nota will be popular.

In the sidebar of the Notum view there is now a related page section which displays Nota similar to the one being viewed. This is first done by the similarity of text contained within, and second by the user who has made it.

Finally, here is your Tip of the Week:

When editing a Notum you might have noticed some objects move to the front or the back automatically. The way this works: larger objects are automatically moved to the rear and smaller ones to the front.

Please enjoy our new features and feel free to give use any and all feedback or comments you may have.



The Nota Community Guy

Monday, June 16, 2008

Nota Review on "Creative Commons Blog"

Our C-Shirt project is reviewed on the Creative commons Blog by Tim Hwang.

Thank you.

We hope to make this active in the United States in the future!

Friday, June 13, 2008

iPhone Support

Nota on iPhone

Now you can watch Nota on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Because iPhones do not support Flash, going to Nota will display an image of the Notum instead of our Nota Mixer. We are waiting for the day iPhone supports Flash and then we will enable editing.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Search, Permission, Embed Features and a New Use Tip

I'm happy to announce our development team has completed several new features this week.

You now have a handy search feature-- search Nota by keywords in their title and content text.

  • The results can be sorted by relevance, date updated, and views.
  • Also you can choose how they will be displayed - either a thumbnail view or detailed list view that allows you to read the text from within the Nota right there.

The next new feature being introduced today is the ability to allow or disallow commenting on your Nota.

Finally you now have advanced embedding options-- choose to embed the Nota itself or just an image of it and also change the size it will be displayed and Scrollbar options.

Tip of the Week

Did you know you can Ctrl+click any objects in a Nota to move them together just like you are used to on your OS?

Similarly, if you Shift+click objects you can proportionally resize them as well.

I didn't know this when I first used the Nota mixer but it has made changing layouts easier than ever!

Thank you and I hope you enjoy our service.



the Nota Community Guy

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Nota review on "Web Worker Daily"

Today Nota was reviewed on "Web Worker Daily" by Bob Walsh.

We love Bob's idea about using Nota as a virtual break room bulletin board. That is the most exciting part of working here: seeing our users find new and creative ways to use the service all the time. We want you to use it for what-you-want and our intentions are no loftier than that.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Today's Nota -Alexander Valley Wineries-

shizzlelizzle is using the Nota Mixer to create a wonderful winery map of Alexander Valley.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Today's Nota -satsuki's "Notaland" using "Notalink"-

satsuki enjoys using Nota's new function: Notalink. By using Notalink, you can add a thumbnail link to another Nota from within your own Nota.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Nota Usage Possibilities and the "C-Shirt" Project

What is a C-shirt?
Our vision is to create a free-mixing/editing area on the web. Anyone can use the Nota Mixer to express themselves. Because we believe that Nota has many possibilities and in order to show one of them we proposed a Creative Commons (CC)-licensed T-Shirt project which we call C-Shirts.

C-shirt History
In 2004 the developer of Nota technology, Isshu Rakusai, developed a CC-licensed T-shirt creating and remixing tool with the help of some content providers, and introduced it in a Creative Commons workshop as the C-Shirt project. For more details, please refer to this article written by Lawrence Lessig. In 2007, Isshu and some of the Creative Commons staff demonstrated C-shirts in i Summit 2007 (June 2007) and in an event put on by Mozilla Firefox (September 2007). The C-shirt project is just a prototype but even you can order your own from our C-Shirt website via a vendor in Japan if you can read Japanese.

Enjoy All of Nota's Uses!
As we mentioned, the C-Shirt project is just one prototype which shows some of Nota's possibilities. We would love it if you enjoy Nota's functions, imagine new possibilities, and create wonderful things.

In order to avoid the confusion of our users, we would like to clarify the following:
- We had the idea to put a "Quick Read code" on the C-Shirt but it has not been realized yet.
- Nota Inc. is not a T-shirt vendor, but a web service company.
- Nota Inc. is not a "Japanese" company. The founder Isshu Rakusai is originally from Japan and the Nota concept originated in Japan but Nota Inc. is a Silicon Valley, California based U.S. Corporation founded in December 2007.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

New Nota Facebook Application and More

Hello Everyone,

First I would like to introduce myself briefly as I am new with Nota.

 My name is Ben Foden. As the Community Guy I hope to talk with all of you in order to make Nota the best experience possible. I am currently an undergraduate student of International Business at Whittier College. I was born and raised in Mountain View, CA (now Google's hometown too).

Aside from that I would like to introduce Scrapbook, our new Facebook Application!

You can check it out here.

Scrapbook gives you the familiar Nota editing frame along with access to your Facebook Album and tagged photos. You can drag and drop into the editor and then easily post them to your wall for sharing with your friends.

Check it out today and please let us know what you want on the new Contact Us page at

Thank you for all your support and any feedback is much appreciated.

Today's Nota -Paws in The Park 2008-

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Nota review on "Read Write Web"

Nota is reviewed by Marshall Kirkpatrick on "Read Write Web"

Thank you.